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Student, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science Major
Student, University of Michigan
I'm a nuclear engineering and radiological science major minoring in physics at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. I hope to take my degree and apply it towards some type of medical application. Radiation is used a lot in medicine whether it be for treating cancer or imaging and I hope to help advance the field as we know it. I'm also super into Computer Science. I've had two internships so far. My first internship was in computational biology where I got to use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to sequence protein structures.
It was a really great experience because I knew absolutely nothing about what NMR even was before starting and my mentors taught me everything along the way. Currently I'm continuing an internship I had this summer where I'm working with ultrasound systems and programing an application to analyze their data for a medical application.
Why would you recommend exploring careers in science and technology to other Latina girls?
Not only is STEM super interesting but the skills you learn and develop in a STEM career are beneficial in so many more aspects of your life...and its a lot of fun!
Learning to problem solve and think creatively while making a difference in the world and creating new devices or concepts that could better the lives of yourself and those around you is such a rewarding experience and you will constantly surprise yourself at what you can do.